Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 75

Dr. Hernandez
Accepting new patients

Southwest Pain Clinic PA

88 Briggs St Ste 250 San Antonio, TX 78224

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(210) 663-7159

Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 50 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1971. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center and Southwest General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hernandez to book an appointment.

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Experience
Background

Background Check

2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (6/15/2018)View details
  • Other (10/14/2016)View details
No malpractice claims found for Texas
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hernandez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hernandez treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hernandez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hernandez treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hernandez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hernandez treats Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hernandez treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
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Dr. Hernandez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Hernandez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hernandez

3.0

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
41.37931034482759%
(12)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
3 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
41.37931034482759%
(12)
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The office has been reconstructed to be more efficient and wait times are shorter than hour usually. Dr Hernandez has awesome medial staff and new doctors like Miss Sunny and others they have got my pain down only way to put it I’m not angry or don’t want to get up. I felt that way for years now I enjoy life a little bit haven’t done that for years. This place is worth it if your in uncontrollable pain please see him might take few months but he will help you and stay on it till you feel like it’s manageable
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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DeathRowKingPin – Feb 25, 2021
Doctor Hernandez is INCREDIBLE!!!!! I've been living in chronic pain from horrific nerve pain & brain damage from a car wreck for well over 21 years & have tried repeatedly to find a pain doctor who'd listen to me and understand what I'm dealing with. All hope was just about lost until I found Dr. Hernandez! He REALLY cares & goes out of his way to understand what each patient is dealing with so he can help them in the best possible way! I don't know how to express how truly impressed I am with Dr. Hernandez and his entire staff. You might have to wait in the waiting room a little longer than you'd like to but it's well worth it & also further proves what a remarkable doctor he is since so many want to go to him. I HIGHLY recommend Doctor Hernandez to everyone in need of a pain specialist, there are NONE other like him!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joe – May 27, 2020
Dr. Hernandez is great. He listens and does everything he can to help. The problem isn't with him, but the other doctors he has helping him they don't listen. They are unhelpful. I don't know how many times I had to call back because they got miligrams wrong on medication. And if you realize it after you pick up your meds, theres no help. Your screwed until next visit. I don't like Dr Sonny or the newest edition, I can't pronounce his name, so I don't know how it's spelled. If you get a chance, demand for Dr Hernandez.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Nov 28, 2019
Staff is the most rude unprofessional, never recommend or shall I return to
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 17, 2019
Good doctor but I can't recommend him. Both visits to him were over 3.5 hours long and the staff just took it as the price you pay for seeing him. Visit with doctor was 10 minutes the rest was waiting time.
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Apr 02, 2019
Other than a long wait, i had a pleasant experience & felt he paid attention to what I was saying. A little intimidating but all in all, I'd recommend Dr.Hernandez & his staff.
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Jc in San Antonio, TX – Jul 05, 2017
Dr.Hernandez is such a wonderful Dr. He doest only give you your meds. He really cares about helping you and healing you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
9 people found this helpful
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Brenda Dominguez in San Antonio, TX – Mar 22, 2017

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Each patient is treated as he would expect his own family to be treated. He is carefully listened to and evaluated for his particular illness. I expect...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Medicine

Education

1982
Fellowship Hospital
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Internship Hospital
1980
Harbor View Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1972
USC-Los Angeles Co Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1971
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1967
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
1967
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Is Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hernandez frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hernandez treats.

Where is Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD's office located?

Dr. Hernandez's office is located at 88 Briggs St Ste 250, San Antonio, TX 78224. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Arthur Hernandez, MD speak?

Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Southwest Pain Clinic PA88 Briggs St Ste 250 San Antonio, TX 78224
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Southwest General Hospital

San Antonio, TX

52% Patient Experience Rating, 17% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received